The Harmony Mistral Straight Shaft Canoe Paddle is the most versatile canoe paddle in the Harmony line. The Mistral was was designed to perform equally well on open, flat water as well as on moving water. The shaft is extended down into the laminated cedar blade for a stiff, strong blade that swings light all day long from lake to river and back again. The select blend of fine woods make for a lightweight feel and are protected by fiberglass for added durability. Details designed for the discriminating paddler, from the tapered shaft to the crossover T-grip.